Match Today: Argentina vs Netherlands 12-09-2022 World Cup 2022
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The Netherlands will face Argentina in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup. The winner of this match will face either Brazil or Croatia in the semi-finals. This is a repeat of the 1978 World Cup Final which saw hosts Argentina become world champions and the Dutch team finish second in a successive tournament. This is the first time the Netherlands have qualified for the World Cup finals since 2014 when they finished third. The last time Argentina won the World Championship was in 1986 and they have lost in two finals since then. Only once in the last six tournaments have they managed to get past the quarter-final stage. Could this be the year Lionel Messi finally lifts the World Cup or will the Netherlands relive past glories The Netherlands have been on a long unbeaten run and have already qualified for next year's Nations League finals. Their style of play may not be exciting for everyone, but they are getting results. Will their fans celebrate a World Cup win but then groan about their gameplay? They have been fantastic in their last 16 games against the USA and Cody Gakbo is in excellent form up front
Argentina vs Netherlands
Argentina lost their first match in the 2022 World Cup but have since recovered nicely with three wins. There seems to be more improvement possible for the Argentine national team. The loss to Saudi Arabia is the only one they have suffered in their last 40 international matches. This run started after losing to Brazil in July 2019, and they may get a chance at revenge in the semi-finals. The Argentines have not been beaten by a non-US nation since losing 4-3 to France in the Round of 16 of the 2018 World Cup. They have won eight of their last nine caps. Only Brazil have prevented them from scoring in their last 14 games. We should be here to feast on football. Both countries have talented players and it is hard to say who will win. Argentina got off to a bad start with this loss to Saudi Arabia. They fought well though, beating Mexico, Poland and Australia. Three goals scored by the Saudis and Australia should give their quarter-final opponents some hope of beating them.
Netherlands vs Argentina
The Dutch national team has been going unbeaten since June last year when it lost to the Czech Republic at the European Championships. Since then, they have gone 19 matches unbeaten, winning 14 of them. Three of their four matches in this tournament have been won by them, the other being a 1-1 draw with Ecuador. The Dutch national team has scored at least two goals in three of its four matches. Only in one of their last 32 international matches have they failed to score. The Netherlands have not reported any new injuries and could make up the squad that started against the USA. Argentina have doubts about Alejandro Gomez, who came off in the second half of their win over Australia. Angel Di Maria has a thigh injury and, as in the previous match, may miss again. The Netherlands have scored goals in all but one of their last 32 matches. Argentina scored in 13 of their 14 matches. The Argentine matches against Saudi Arabia and Australia witnessed the registration of both teams. Two of the last three matches the Netherlands have played have seen both sides score on the goals list. Five of Argentina's last eight World Cup matches have seen both teams score.